Day: September 6, 2020

Hell’s Kitchen Library To Reopen For Contactless Pickup

MIDTOWN MANHATTAN, NY — Two libraries in Midtown and Hell’s Kitchen are set to reopen for grab-and-go service in September, the New York Public Library announced Monday, adding to the list of branches that are resuming physical services after shutting down in March at the height of the city’s coronavirus outbreak.

The Columbus Library (742 10th Ave.) and the Kips Bay Library (446 3rd Ave.) are two of the 20 neighborhood branches that will host grab-and-go service starting Tuesday, Sept. 8.

Those 20 branches represent the third round of the NYPL’s phased reopening, after the system opened eight branches on July 13 and 22 more on Aug. 3. There will now be 50 branches citywide open for pickups and returns.

All visitors and staff will still be required to wear masks, physically distance from others and adhere to capacity limits. Small portions of the physical library space will open for

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Former Nike Air Jordan designer pushing sneaker industry to diversity

  • D’Wayne Edwards is one of a handful of Black designers who built a successful career in the sneaker industry.
  • He worked as Nike’s footwear design director between 2001 and 2011, where he made sneakers for the Air Jordan brand.
  • Now, Edwards is leading the charge for more Black representation in the sneaker industry, via his work as the founder of design academy Pensole and as a leader for The African American Footwear Forum (AAFF), which addresses and solves diversity issues in the field.
  • “It’s our job to tear the damn door down,” Edwards said of the industry’s barriers to entry for Black people. “And make sure it never closes again.”
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

D’Wayne Edwards is known as one of the more influential sneaker designers around. He’s also one of just a handful of Black people who managed to find major success as a creative in

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Interior Dept. seeks to expedite energy projects to speed COVID recovery -document

WASHINGTON, Sept 2 (Reuters) – The Interior Department sent a list of 50 major infrastructure projects, including 21 involving oil and gas drilling and mining, to the White House to be fast-tracked to “support economic recovery” from the ongoing COVID-19 emergency, according to a document obtained through a lawsuit by an environmental group.

A July 15 letter obtained by the Center for Biological Diversity, from Deputy Interior Secretary Katharine MacGregor to White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow, listed projects undergoing environmental review.

The list includes around 5,000 oil wells in Wyoming, liquefied natural gas projects in Alaska and Oregon and an offshore wind project in Massachusetts, as well as several mining, grazing and transmission projects.

The request came in response to an executive order signed by U.S. President Donald Trump on June 4 that gave federal agencies emergency powers to fast-track major energy and other infrastructure projects by overriding environmental

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Skoda reveals Enyaq iV exterior in new teaser

Skoda says the headlight design of the new Enyaq iV is inspired from the years of developing front headlights of the Scala, Kamiq model series and the new generation of the Octavia.

Skoda Enyaq iV

The upcoming Enyaq iV is experimented with the three-dimensional rear lights that are illuminated with fine light strips.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Enyaq iV will be the production version of Skoda’s Vision iV concept, which was revealed last year.
  • The new daytime running lights with subtle lashes and the new hexagonal shape of the main LED modules further enhance the character of the new Enyaq iV.
  • First deliveries of the Enyaq model are due in 2021.

The Czech car manufacturer’s first all-electric SUV takes a fresh approach to its design, as the company revealed more details of the exterior ahead of global debut on September 1. The people over at Skoda say that the new Skoda Enyaq iV, the headlight

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